Guided Carl-Gustaf Munition
Man-portable, laser-guided weapon system
The guided Carl-Gustaf® munition is a laser-guided weapon co-developed by Raytheon and the Swedish aerospace and defense company Saab. It is the first-ever guided round for Saab's Carl-Gustaf M4 recoilless rifle, minimizing collateral damage through semi-active laser guidance and effects.
The munition flies at near-supersonic speeds and can penetrate multiple targets including fortified structures, bunkers and light armored vehicles. It can engage static or moving targets at distances greater than 1.2 miles (2,000 meters), and it launches from a shoulder-fired system, allowing troops to engage from within an enclosure.
Raytheon and Saab began developing the munition in 2016 and expect to test a live round in 2020.
The Carl-Gustaf recoilless rifle is in use by the U.S. Army and the militaries of 40 other countries.
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New Carl-Gustaf munition
Raytheon, Saab demonstrating new guided Carl-Gustaf munition for U.S. Army. Advanced munition enables ground troops to precisely engage multiple targets.
Carl-Gustaf Munition Flight Test
Raytheon and Saab successfully completed a series of guided flight tests for the shoulder-launched, laser-guided Carl-Gustaf munition, moving the system closer to production.